Coming October 6th

Discover the science behind the extraordinary natural events we have experienced in Santa Cruz County, the solutions available to our community, and how you can help make them happen.


Science and Conservation of Animals ON THE MOVE

Discover the world of animal tracking and behavior at our new exhibit ON THE MOVE. Learn how scientists use technology to collect data and see live-tracking data of elephant seals and other animals as they’re migrating.

More Exhibits

The Seymour Center boasts a variety of unique and interactive indoor and outdoor exhibits. Outside, enjoy an easy stroll along the bluffs and through the native landscape, where you’ll discover a gray whale skeleton and life-size elephant seal sculptures. Make sure to circle around and meet Ms. Blue, one of the largest blue whale skeletons on display in the world. Keep your eyes peeled — you may see otters, dolphins, whales, sea lions, seals and birds in the surrounding environment.

Wander inside and experience the thrill of scientific discovery through breathtaking photos captured by UC Santa Cruz researchers and their collaborators in the “Photos from the Field” exhibition. You’ll see octopus, eels, sharks, rockfish, jellies, and all sorts of live creatures who inhabit Monterey Bay. You can even touch a swell shark. Don’t worry, they don’t bite!